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ABC News(NEW YORK) --  Bernie Sanders beat Hillary Clinton by 22 points in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday, the largest victory in the state's history for a non-incumbent in the Democratic party.

But when the dust settled, the delegate count was roughly equal, with ABC estimating that each candidate picked up 15 delegates. So what is going on?

To win the Democratic nomination, a candidate must obtain a certain number of delegates -- individuals who will cast votes at the DNC convention this summer. But there are two types of delegates in the Democratic party: pledged delegates, which are generally based on vote count, and unpledged delegates, or superdelegates. The latter include former and current Democratic leaders and elected officials, including presidents, vice presidents, governors and senators. They can select the candidate of their choosing, wherever they want and whenever they want - and can switch at any time.

Sanders leads in pledged delegates; he has 36 while Clinton has 32, according to ABC News estimates. But Clinton has a huge lead in superdelegates, with 362 to Sanders' 8. (There are a total of 712 superdelegates). In New Hampshire for instance, Clinton currently has the support of 6 of the state's 8 superdelegates, which accounts for her total win of 15 delegates. Sanders picked up none (two have yet to decide).

This count has angered Sanders’ supporters, who are claiming the establishment is rigged against their candidate of choice., which endorsed Sanders earlier this year, started a petition to tell the superdelegates to honor the will of the voters. As of today, the petition has over 130,000 signatures.

“In a close race, Superdelegates can snatch that victory away,” the petition reads. “Only by pushing back against this possibility can we ensure that the candidate WE vote for becomes the nominee.”

Clinton gets crushed in NH, but DNC super delegate system means she has won more NH delegates #democracy

— David Sirota (@davidsirota) February 10, 2016

#Superdelegates #LetVotersDecide

— (@MoveOn) February 11, 2016

As stated above, these superdelegates can switch their allegiance at any time. Just because they are supporting Clinton now doesn't mean they have to do so in July. And in 2008, that scenario materialized. Clinton originally had a large superdelegate lead over then-Senator Barack Obama. When it became clear that Obama had a stronger likelihood of becoming the nominee, superdelegates who had originally pledged their support for Clinton switched to Obama. By May 2008, Obama had narrowed that lead to 1, according to a CNN report.

In a statement to ABC News, the Democratic National Committee emphasized that the only delegates awarded in Tuesday night's primary were the pledged ones.

"Let's be clear, the only delegates at stake on Tuesday in New Hampshire's First in the Nation primaries were 24 pledged delegates," DNC press secretary Mark Paustenbach wrote in an email to ABC.

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US Congress(NEW YORK) -- Bernie Sanders met with Rev. Al Sharpton Wednesday in New York in an apparent move to diversify his voting base, which may become crucial as the campaign moves into South Carolina.

"Sanders very much needs to up his game among blacks and Hispanics if he's going to win in the more diverse states ahead," said ABC News Polling Director Gary Langer. "And for Clinton these groups are an important bulwark - if she can retain their broad support."

Even in New Hampshire, where Sanders won handily in counties across the state, Hillary Clinton received 52 percent of the non-white vote, while Sanders received 48 percent, according to ABC News exit polling.

Right after Sanders won New Hampshire, he headed to New York City with his wife Jane, where he met Sharpton at Sylvia’s restaurant in Harlem, the same place where then Sen. Barack Obama met with Sharpton in 2008.

In remarks after the meeting, Sharpton said he “bluntly” asked Sanders about the water crisis in Flint, affirmative action and police brutality, which he described as “issues that affect our communities around the country.”

Sharpton praised Sanders for coming to Harlem the day after his victory in New Hampshire, explaining that it sends a “signal” of the community’s importance.

“Sen. Sanders coming here this morning further makes it clear we will not be ignored. Our votes must be earned,” said Sharpton.

Sharpton did not make an endorsement, but said one would likely come after Clinton meets with civil rights leaders, which is scheduled to happen on Feb. 18. Sharpton said Sanders has also agreed to meet with civil rights leaders.

Sanders has received endorsements from some African-American leaders, including former NAACP head Ben Jealous and Harlem State Sen. Bill Perkins. However, the Congressional Black Caucus’ political action committee is set to endorse Clinton on Thursday.

According to a clip of their conversation posted on MSNBC, Sharpton asked Sanders how he was planning on succeeding with more diverse electorates after Iowa and New Hampshire, which are mostly white.

"We have the issues, we have the agenda, we have the ground troops to rally the people of South Carolina and Nevada," Sanders replied.

Sharpton told MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell that the campaign wanted to meet with him.

Despite Clinton’s advantages with minority voters, her campaign held a conference call just hours after the Sanders/Sharpton meeting to stress their candidate’s superior record in supporting the African-American community.

The call, featuring Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, President of the NAACP's New York State Conference Dr. Hazel Dukes and South Carolina Minority Leader J. Todd Rutherford, claimed Sanders is only starting to express interest in issues affecting African-Americans now because he needs the votes.

“Until recently, Sen. Sanders has been absent from the African community,” said Dukes.

Jeffries said that for the last 40 years, Sanders has been “missing in action” in support of issues important to the African community. The surrogates claimed that Sanders’ stances on guns and healthcare would be harmful to the African-American community and questioned his commitment to criminal justice.

“He may be for us now that he’s campaigning outside of Vermont but what is his evidence of reform for people of color?” said Rutherford.

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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- For years, commercial flyers have complained about the shrinking size of their seats.

And at least one congressman is pushing the federal government to get involved to protect these consumers.

Congressman Steve Cohen, a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, is asking that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) establish minimum seat sizes on airplanes.

The Democrat from Tennessee says this regulation would be in the best interest of both passenger safety and health.

“The Federal Aviation Administration requires that planes be capable of rapid evacuation in case of emergency, yet they haven’t conducted emergency evacuation tests on all of today’s smaller seats,” said Cohen in his announcement. “Doctors have also warned that deep vein thrombosis can afflict passengers who can’t move their legs during longer flights.”

Cohen claims flyers have been robbed of 4 inches of legroom and an inch and a half of width in their seat since the 1970s.

Airlines for America, an airline industry trade group, noted that the Department of Transportation's (DOT) own Advisory Committee for Aviation Consumer Protection chose not to make a recommendation on the size of airplane seats.

“We also believe that government should not regulate (passenger seats),” a spokesperson from Airlines for America told ABC News. “As with any commercial product or service, customers vote every day with their wallet.”

A Super Bowl 50 commercial ran on Sunday referring to airline seats as "a 21st-century torture device." The spot advertised Avocados from Mexico.

Cohen plans to propose the “Seat Egress in Air Travel Act” -- or SEAT Act -- as an amendment to the FAA Reauthorization bill, which is scheduled for a Thursday markup on Capitol Hill.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) — It may be onward to South Carolina, but Thursday night is another Democratic face off for Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in Milwaukee. The PBS Debate will kick off at 9 p.m.

It’s the first debate since Sanders’ historic win in the New Hampshire primary, and it’s expected to be feisty. Sanders will likely push Clinton on giving speeches and taking money from Wall Street, while the moderators, Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff, may try to get specifics out of Sanders on foreign policy and keep him off his stump speech and talking points.

After her stinging loss, Clinton is expected to fight aggressively.
The Republicans are all in South Carolina and most with busy schedules. That is except for Donald Trump, who, as we know, always does it differently. Trump will hold an evening rally Thursday night at 8 p.m. in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He touted his big New Hampshire win Wednesday night and said if he does it again in the Palmetto State, his competition will disappear.
Marco Rubio is holding three town halls, which began Thursday morning in Okatie, followed by Myrtle Beach and Simpsonville stops in the afternoon.

John Kasich also has three town halls Thursday, starting in Pawley’s Island in the morning, and then stops in North Myrtle Beach and Florence in the evening. He continued his “happy warrior” campaigning Wednesday, and appears to have gotten a boost in crowd size, thanks to placing second in New Hampshire.

Jeb Bush has two meet-and-greets Thursday afternoon in Florence and Sumter before holding a rally Thursday night in Columbia. Last night he got more introspective than he usually does on the campaign trail and got larger crowds on his first day in  South Carolina since his fourth place finish in New Hampshire. He also has confirmed now a few times that brother and former president George W. Bush will hit the Palmetto State campaign trail.

Ted Cruz, who knows he really has to beat Donald Trump in South Carolina or at least come close, has said this is essentially a two-man race. He has two evening events Thursday night. He’ll attend the Carolina Values Summit in Rock Hill and then hold a rally with Glenn Beck in Fort Mill.

Ben Carson, who placed last in New Hampshire, is still in the race and has promised to continue stumping in South Carolina.  On Thursday afternoon he’ll attend a foreign policy summit in Gaffney before attending the Reconciled Church 2016 Presidential Forum in Rock Hill.
Bill Clinton is attending an organizing event Thursday night in Memphis, Tennessee, while Chelsea Clinton has a packed schedule in Michigan. In the morning she attended a fundraiser in Birmingham before visiting Flint, the place that now has become a frequent topic on the trail for her mother. She’ll visit a children’s center in the afternoon before visiting with union members in Flushing. She will also stop in Detroit and visit a youth center with the mayor.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Fresh off his victory in the Granite State, Donald Trump told a crowd at Clemson University in South Carolina it’s now their turn to deliver the billionaire another win.

“Believe me if you vote for Trump, and again I don't want your money, I want your vote,” the real estate mogul said, predicting a win here would eliminate his competition for the GOP nomination.

"You vote for Trump, we win here, we’re going to run the table.”

With nine days left until voters in the Palmetto state go to the polls, the Trump campaign has staff and volunteers hitting the phones and the streets to get out the vote – even driving around several RVs with Trump’s face and his “Make America Great Again!” slogan pasted all over.

“People are tired of stupidity,” Trump said of his victory Tuesday night. “We’re not gonna have it anymore!.”

In his speech, Trump took a harder hit than usual at former Florida Governor Jeb Bush.

“He’s a schlepper,” Trump said about Bush. “Spent 38-39 million in New Hampshire. I spent 3 and a half, I’m number one. He’s at the bottom. Think of it!”

Bush finished fourth in the field, ahead of Marco Rubio, Carly Fiorina, Chris Christie and Ben Carson.

The billionaire earlier in his remarks said “the last thing we need is another Bush” to which is crowd booed.

Trump is set to campaign Thursday in Baton Rouge, LA.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A 4-year-old boy experienced his first political disappointment when he realized he couldn't vote for Hillary Clinton in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday, and it was all caught on video.

Aiden Gerety, of Manchester, New Hampshire, went to the polls with his mother and, when he overheard his mom had not voted for the Democratic candidate, he started crying because he couldn't vote for her himself.

"I want to vote for Hillary Clinton," Aiden is heard saying in a video his mother, Amanda Gerety, took of the moment.

"I think he must have seen a commercial, one of her ads. I don’t know where it came from, it was very random," Gerety told ABC News, declining to share who she voted for. "He got very upset and said 'No, I want to vote for Hillary Clinton' ... and he got more and more upset about it."

Clinton ended up losing the country's first primary to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders by about 20 percentage points after a close victory in the Iowa caucuses.

Gerety recorded the video of the heartbroken Aiden for her husband and family members, and then decided to post it online. In mere hours, the video has gotten more than 2,000 views on Facebook, plus hundreds more on YouTube.

"I thought it’d be funny to show my family and people started sharing and sharing," the 39-year-old nurse said.

So how did she calm young Aiden down? "I literally had to pretend to call the place to tell them I wanted to change my vote to get the tears to stop!" Gerety wrote in the Facebook post.

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Subscribe To This Feed YORK) --  Sen. Bernie Sanders believes Bill Clinton’s attacks on him have been inaccurate, he told ABC News Wednesday.

And when asked whether Clinton has hit below the belt, Sanders said, "I think so."

“Look, I know he’s going to be out there defending his wife; trust me, my wife will be out there defending me,” Sanders said.

Sanders also pointed out that he has defended Hillary Clinton “against some unfair attacks” in the past, “but I felt that President Clinton said things that were just not accurate and I hope we get" beyond that, he said.

But the Vermont independent said he will not change his tactics on stage as Thursday’s Democratic debate approaches.

“I hope we can debate the issues and how we propose to bring about the changes that America needs,” he said. “That’s the kind of debate I think American people would like to hear, not nasty.”

Sanders comments come after Bill Clinton attacked his supporters who he alleges aim sexist comments at Hillary Clinton supporters.

Sanders won the New Hampshire primary by 22 points Tuesday, the largest margin in the state since 1960 when John F. Kennedy won 85.2 percent of the vote.

Coming off the landmark win in the New Hampshire primary, Sanders is gearing up for the next big tests in the presidential race later this month: South Carolina and Nevada.

But if the elections were held tomorrow in those states, Sanders said, he would lose.

"No. Fortunately for us the election is not tomorrow," Sanders told ABC News' Cecilia Vega. "Fortunately for us, we have now ended the campaign in New Hampshire. We can now devote our resources to Nevada and South Carolina. And when Election Day comes there, I do think that we can win."

He went on to discuss his meeting with the Rev. Al Sharpton while in New York City today.

Sanders said the two discussed the needs of the African-American community, and while his rallies may lack diversity in the crowd, he said, he expressed confidence in “see[ing] more diversity.”

“I think what the polling is showing is that we are doing better and better with the African-American community and with the Latino community," Sanders said.

South Carolina is prominently African-American and, according to a NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released Jan. 28, Clinton had 74 percent of the black vote compared to Sanders’ 17 percent.

But Sanders says he confident his message will reach the black community.

“I think we are especially focusing now on a broken criminal justice system and the need for real police reform,” he said, “which I think will result in a lot of African-Americans and Latinos paying increased attention to our campaign."

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Andrew Burton/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie formally suspended his presidential campaign Wednesday.

The New Jersey governor held a meeting with his campaign staff at 4pm Wednesday afternoon to thank them and announce the news, a spokesperson to the campaign confirms to ABC News.

The decision comes a day after the New Jersey governor came in a disappointing 6th place in New Hampshire, despite a heavy investment of time and funds into the first-in-the-nation primary contest.

"We bet the ranch on New Hampshire, and no one ever anticipated the Trump phenomenon," a source familiar with Christie’s plans told ABC News. “He’s a realist.”

Christie launched his bid for the White House last June, encapsulating his straight-talking style with a campaign slogan of "Telling It Like It Is” and focused the majority of his efforts in New Hampshire, where he was hoping for a far better showing.

In 2012, he turned down calls to seek the presidency, saying at the time that he wasn't ready. Following his successful reelection in 2013, Christie was widely considered a front-runner for the Republican nomination this year. But his political capital was spoiled after scandal over lane closures on the George Washington Bridge.

Christie will return to New Jersey with almost two full years remaining in his second gubernatorial term.

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Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images(SPRINGFIELD, Ill.) -- In a not-so-subtle jab at Donald Trump, President Obama on Wednesday railed against low-brow political discourse, calling for a “modicum of civility.”

Rather than reward the most extreme voices or whoever is best at “launching schoolyard taunts,” the president told Illinois lawmakers in Springfield that “we should insist on a higher form of political discourse that is based on respect.”

Being president is a “big deal” and something we should “revere,” Obama said.

Returning to the site where he launched his presidential campaign nine years ago, the president bemoaned the state of American politics in a lengthy, more than hour-long speech.

Though he did not mention any of the presidential candidates by name, his message to them, and to all politicians, was clear.

“What can we do, all of us together to try to make our politics better. And I speak to both sides on this, because all of you know it could be better. And all of you would feel prouder of the work you do if it were better,” Obama said.

"Our children are watching what we do. They don’t just learn it from school they learn it by watching us the way we conduct ourselves, the way we treat each other. If we lie about each other, they learn it’s OK to lie. If they make up facts and ignore science, then they just think it’s their opinion that matters,” he said.

“If they see us insulting each other like school kids then they think well I guess that’s how people are supposed to behave. The way we respect or don’t this -- each other as citizens -- will determine whether the hard, frustrating but absolutely necessary work of self-government continues," he added.

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ABC/Donna Svennevik(WASHINGTON) -- In an interview with ABC News' Jonathan Karl on his charter plane to South Carolina, Marco Rubio said that he had made the decision at last Saturday's debate not to attack Republicans, but that "in hindsight, maybe that was a mistake."

"I shouldn’t have done it that way because what it did was it moved me to a message that pivoted away from the question and gave this perception that I tried to evade it," Rubio told Karl Wednesday afternoon. "The truth is, I just didn’t want to get into a Republican-on-Republican fight but in hindsight that probably wasn’t the best way to approach it."

Rubio's performance at the Feb. 6 GOP debate, hosted by ABC News, was criticized for being robotic, after he repeated an attack line against President Obama four times.

Rubio placed in the middle in the New Hampshire primary, and he acknowledged that his debate performance "didn't help" him win supporters in the state.

"It’s disappointing because I know we could have done better and I believe we would have done better had it not been for a poor 90-second moment in the debate on Saturday," Rubio said.

He continued: "But you got put that move forward. You can’t change the past. All you can do is influence the future. And that’s what I’m focusing on. In the future, if there’s a conflict at a debate, you’re going to have to engage likewise on what’s happening."

Rubio then pivoted to GOP front-runner Donald Trump.

"[Trump] is now clearly the frontrunner for the Republican nomination," he said. "So Donald has to begin to outline clear ideas on issues like national security and foreign policy and the economy. It’s no longer enough to continue to say the great things you’re going to do, but you won’t tell us how you’re going to do them."

He said he agreed that the longer Jeb Bush -- and others -- stay in the race, the more likely Trump wins the nomination.

Rubio said he's confident he will win the Republican nomination and be back on the New Hampshire ballot in the general election.

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iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Carly Fiorina is suspending her presidential campaign, she announced on Wednesday.

"While I suspend my candidacy today, I will continue to travel this country and fight for those Americans who refuse to settle for the way things are and a status quo that no longer works for them," the former Hewlett-Packard CEO wrote in a statement released Wednesday.

Fiorina gained some traction in the Republican primary last fall following a strong performance in the first televised Republican presidential debate. After participating in the undercard debate, Fiorina saw a jolt to her poll numbers and earned a spot on the main debate stage for several forums thereafter.

She was ultimately unable to sustain the momentum and her poll numbers began to slip.

Florina's opposition to abortion and Planned Parenthood became a central issue of her campaign, with the candidate repeatedly accusing the women's health organization of supporting the harvesting of fetal body parts for profit.

Fiorina launched her long-shot bid for the Republican nomination last May, touting her business credentials and status as a political outsider. She has never held public office but mounted a failed challenge to California Sen. Barbara Boxer in 2010.

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ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- On Tuesday night, the polls proved to be right. Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders emerged as the winners of the New Hampshire primary by a huge lead.

Here are five things to know about how New Hampshire changed the race leading into the next contests in Nevada and South Carolina:

Trump Gets His Groove Back

The real estate mogul was hoisted by New Hampshirites seeking a political outsider who “tells it like it is.” Amid doubt after the Iowa caucuses that public opinion polling was inflating Trump’s actual support at the polls, Trump was able to drive voter turnout in New Hampshire, fending off questions, at least for now, that he can deliver in future contests.

Despite facing backlash after calling in December for a “total and complete shutdown” of Muslims entering the United States, Tuesday’s exit polls show two-thirds of GOP voters in the Granite State are in favor of Trump’s proposal.

As of Wednesday morning, Trump locked in a little over 35 percent of the vote in New Hampshire. The race for the White House continues in South Carolina, where Trump holds a significant lead over the pack.

What John Kasich Needs to Do After New Hampshire

The Ohio governor is a “new” candidate on voters’ radar after a surprise second place finish. He’s come a long way from being a candidate whose name no one knew how to pronounce correctly.

Though second overall, Kasich finished first against the other governors in the race -- Chris Christie and Jeb Bush -- shaking the Bush campaign and possibly a factor in Christie’s expected end to his candidacy.

While Kasich celebrated Tuesday night, he’s well aware that this is a long, long race, and winning the New Hampshire Republican primary doesn’t secure the GOP nomination.

Rubio, Cruz, Bush Get Stuck in the Middle

Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio all placed in the middle in the New Hampshire primary.

Cruz, one of the most conservative candidates, did well among the most conservative Republicans within the two states, but he has yet to prove he can appeal to voters outside his base.

Bush’s fourth place finish is enough to keep his campaign alive, especially considering the amount of resources he has in South Carolina.

Rubio’s rise was short-lived. Rubio may have botched his chances to be voters’ solidified pick for president after his performance in last Saturday’s GOP debate, which he even admits he “did not do well.”

Clinton Gets ‘Berned’ in Nearly Every Category

Bernie Sanders smoked Hillary Clinton, finishing over 20 points ahead of her.

Exit polls showed Sanders won the majority of registered Democratic voters and independents.

While Clinton may have expected to lose the primary, she may have not anticipated losing the women’s vote: 53 percent of women voted for Sanders, while 46 percent voted for Clinton.

And with voters under the age of 30, Sanders beat Clinton by a whopping 84 to 15 percent.

Clinton will have to find a way to reboot her campaign and reach out to young voters.

Other Candidates May Get the Boot

It might be time to pack it in for the candidates in the lower tiers.

Ben Carson, who placed fourth in Iowa behind leading contenders Cruz, Trump and Rubio, finished in eighth place in the Granite State.

Carson was quick to dismiss rumors he would be “taking time off” from campaigning when he announced he would be heading home to Florida for “fresh clothes.”

Also showing no signs of throwing in the towel is Carly Fiorina.

After a projected seventh place finish in the New Hampshire primary, she told a crowd in Manchester: “Our fight is just beginning.”

As for long-shot GOP candidate Jim Gilmore, he said he hopes for a stronger finish in South Carolina.

"We've got a lot more work to do," the former Virginia governor said in reaction to his finish in Tuesday's first-in-the-nation primary.

The South Carolina primaries are on Saturday, Feb. 20, for Republicans and on Saturday, Feb. 27, for Democrats.

The Nevada caucuses are on Feb. 20 for Democrats and on Tuesday, Feb. 23, for Republicans.

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US Congress(WASHINGTON) -- Rep. James Clyburn, the third-ranking House Democrat and influential South Carolina leader, said in an interview Wednesday that he may soon endorse one of the two Democratic presidential contenders after previously pledging to remain neutral.

Clyburn, who did not make a public endorsement ahead of the South Carolina Democratic primary in 2008, said that he is getting pressured to "take a stand" on the 2016 race for the White House.

Clyburn didn’t say definitely if he was leaning toward endorsing Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders. He plans to discuss an endorsement this weekend with his close family, who have exerted the most pressure on him, and has ruled out an endorsement before next week, according to a source close to the congressman.

"I have a wife and three daughters, so you figure it out," Clyburn said, laughing. "They are my family, they are my consultants."

Clyburn said he has also had conversations with colleagues about an endorsement. He said he’s spoken with former South Carolina Democratic Party chairman Dick Harpootlian, who recently endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders.

"We’ve had conversations," he said of Harpootlian. "He’s a good friend."

Clyburn previously said he would likely stay neutral in the race. He is a leading Democrat in South Carolina and his endorsement could help solidify support for Clinton in the state, particularly among African-Americans, at a time when voters may be giving Sanders a closer look.

Clyburn was upset in 2008 at what he called "bizarre" statements made by Bill Clinton during the heat of a tough primary fight between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. He felt the comments crossed the line and were offensive to African-Americans.

Clyburn later recalled in his 2014 memoir, Blessed Experiences, that he received an angry 2 a.m. phone call from Bill Clinton following the 2008 South Carolina primary.

"If you bastards want a fight, you damn well will get one," Clinton said.

He told ABC News at the time that: "He was very upset," and added, "His wife had just suffered a major defeat in the South Carolina primary, and I had not been involved in it, but Bill Clinton thought otherwise."

Since then, Clyburn has said his relationship with the Clintons has improved.

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US Congress(NEW YORK) -- Bernie Sanders finally tasted the specialty ice cream flavor that Vermont sweet-makers Ben and Jerry made in his honor on ABC’s The View Wednesday morning.

Sanders confirmed it was the first time he had tried the creamy dessert, named "Bernie’s Yearning." It was “excellent,” Sanders said.

But the ice cream was not the only treat in store for Sanders. The Vermont senator shot some hoops with the hosts, as he did Tuesday night in New Hampshire to celebrate his primary win.

Asked by Whoopi Goldberg how he could keep his momentum going as the race heads to Nevada and South Carolina, Sanders replied, “A lot of effort.”

“I can tell you there is a lot of hard work in front of us,” he added.

Sanders and the group talked about student loan debt, Wall Street, Flint and gun control. He argued that he is “very much in step” with where American people are on gun control and “resented” any insinuation otherwise.

As the race heated up between the two campaigns over the past week, Bill Clinton had some tough words for the senator. Sanders said on the show he was “disappointed” by the attacks and hoped the race did not “degenerate” into personal jabs.

During a fun rapid fire, Sanders was asked to say something positive about a list of politicians. He called Ohio Gov. John Kasich “an old friend” but could not find kind words for Donald Trump.

“What can I say?” Sanders sighed. When pushed, he joked, “humble.”

Sanders didn't hesitate though when asked about his primary challenger, Hillary Clinton. “Intelligent,” he replied.

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Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Ahead of his victory in the New Hampshire primary, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said his campaign was getting “great signals” that he would win in the Granite State.

“Whatever rally, you know, many, many people would show up -- many more than we ever anticipated,” he said in an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America Wednesday. “It’s a great place – New Hampshire – you know I love the people and they were reflective of it. It was a great evening.”

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As polls closed in the Granite State Tuesday night, ABC News projected Trump would win the New Hampshire Republican primary. And, as of Wednesday morning, Trump had garnered more than 35 percent of the vote, holding onto a nearly 20 percentage point lead over second-place finisher, Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

Trump said he expects to absorb some of the other GOP candidates' support as they exit the race.

“I’m going to get some of those votes also,” he said. “A lot of them.”

Of his rivals, Trump said “they’re all good” but he said his message was “better than their message.”

Though Trump had long been favored to win the first-in-the-nation primary, rival Ted Cruz’s victory in the Iowa caucuses as well as Marco Rubio’s better-than-expected finish there raised questions about the Trump campaign’s organizational prowess.

“You know, we learned a lot about ground games in one week I have to tell you that,” Trump said in victory speech last night, sounding a note of confidence for the primaries ahead.

“We are going to start winning again and we're going to win so much, you are going to be so happy,” Trump told a cheering crowd. “We are going now to South Carolina. We're going to win in South Carolina.”

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